Kate (kate_nepveu) wrote,
Kate
kate_nepveu

Worldcon: online jerkitude

So I'm thinking about my Worldcon panels, and I'd like your input on—well, probably on a couple, but to start, there's "How Not to be a Jerk Online." Specifically, I'm trying to come up with a list of bedrock principles that apply across all online contexts, and I keep getting bogged down in my lawyer tendencies. So what would you say are the fundamental, applies-anywhere minimum requirements of human decency when it comes to online interactions? (I'm not saying I won't apply my lawyer tendencies to your answers, but it'd at least help as a starting point.)

Also, and I'm serious about this, I want you to tell me if you think I've been a jerk online. You can comment anonymously, though those comments are screened in case some passerby takes the opportunity to get unnecessarily vicious. I don't seem to be able to turn off IP tracking on a per-entry basis, but I promise not to use it unless you're commenting with threats or the like.

Tags: anticipation 2009, cons, worldcon
Subscribe

  • giant children continue growing, even more giant now

    So the Pip started kindergarten today (SteelyKid started third grade on Tuesday), and we got a picture of them hugging me while waiting for the bus…

  • +/-

    (Or why there will be no kid developmental update post tonight, despite the Pip turning 4 on Saturday.) - SteelyKid has strep. + SteelyKid gets to…

  • kid conversations here at Chateau Steelypips

    Anecdote one: A few days ago, the Pip told me that "Mister Nobody" was his invisible friend's first name. His full name is Mister Nobody…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 78 comments
Previous
← Ctrl ← Alt
Next
Ctrl → Alt →
Previous
← Ctrl ← Alt
Next
Ctrl → Alt →

  • giant children continue growing, even more giant now

    So the Pip started kindergarten today (SteelyKid started third grade on Tuesday), and we got a picture of them hugging me while waiting for the bus…

  • +/-

    (Or why there will be no kid developmental update post tonight, despite the Pip turning 4 on Saturday.) - SteelyKid has strep. + SteelyKid gets to…

  • kid conversations here at Chateau Steelypips

    Anecdote one: A few days ago, the Pip told me that "Mister Nobody" was his invisible friend's first name. His full name is Mister Nobody…